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Pablo Casals decided to withstand Franco and the Spanish fascist regime. He definitely stopped playing and refused all kinds of distinctions awarded by the Allies after the defeat of Nazi Germany, considering that his people was still suffering under the yoke of the dictator. Obeying his conscience, he started a new period of exile in Prades, a blessed, isolated and above all Catalan village.

Various messengers came to Prades in order to make  the Master change his decision. He would invariably answer : « it is not a matter of money, it is just a matter of morality ». The violinist Alexander Schneider finally tried his luck and spent three days in Prades with Pau Casals, offering him astronomical sums. New refusal. Schneider submitted him a proposal from the pianist Mieczyslaw Horzowksi: « you can’t condemn your art to silence. Since you don’t want to leave Prades we shall come there, a group of musicians, in order to celebrate the bicentenary of Bach’s death ». The festival was born in 1950…


The association of the Festival Prades Pablo Casals announces the appointment of its new Artistic Director, Pierre Bleuse. Both a director and a violinist, esteemed by numerous orchestras and great soloists as well, known for both his inspiring enthusiasm and  his charismatic authority, Pierre Bleuse is pursuing a first class international career. 

The 2021 Festival’s edition will take place from July, 30 to August, 13. No doubt this edition will be marked by a new energy injected by Pierre Bleuse through his ambitious projects, his background work around Prades and more widely in the whole territory of the Occitanie Region, and also his eclectic programming, which combines international celebrities and budding young artists on the eve of their professional career…


Nous sommes ravis de recevoir Julie Sévilla-Fraysse au violoncelle pour le Concert de Préouverture du festival : ✨CONCERT HOMMAGE À Pablo Casals avec un violoncelle seulVendredi 28 juillet | 19h30 | Rivesaltes, Mémorial du Camp de RivesaltesAu programme : M. MARAIS – La FoliaIRISH BACH – J. S. BACH – Suite n° 1 BWV 1007 pour violoncelle seul alternée avec des airs traditionnels irlandaisG. CASSADÓ – Suite en ré mineurEt également Le Mercredi 2 août avec Les Solistes de l'Orchestre du Festival | 19h30 | à l'Abbaye Saint Michel de Cuxa 🎼Billetterie : #festivalpablocasalsprades #festival #été2023Hello June ! Summer 2023 here I’m coming ☀️😻JUNE 15Concert for Arts et ConvergencesBerceuses pour bébés Cello & Piano, Vincent Prezioso Hôpital du #Vésinet, FRANCEJUNE 22Concert for CoCreate Humanity (CCH) Cello & Guitar Jean-Marc Zvellenreutherl’Appart de la Villette , #Paris, FRANCE JULY 7-9Festival CELLO FAN#Callian , FRANCE JULY 11Recital with Abdel Rahman el Bacha#Rabat , MOROCCO JULY 12C.Saint-Saens Cello ConcertoOrchestre Philharmonique du Maroc#Rabat , MOROCCOJULY 19Festival Notes d'Eté à Irancy , Guillaume Sigier#Irancy , FRANCE JULY 21-22Festival les Moments Musicaux du TarnAntoine de Grolée #Rabastens, FRANCE JULY 23Recital with Marie Delorme#VaisonlaRomaine, FRANCE JULY 27Concert Trio Klimt#Lessablesdolonne, FRANCEJULY 28Festival Pablo Casals de Prades OfficielSolo concert opening Festival#Prades , FRANCEJuly 29-AUGUST 8@Festival Pablo Casals de Prades OfficielSolo & Chamber music concerts Pierre Bleuse #Prades, FRANCEInformations www.juliesevillafraysse.comPhoto Athéon ... See MoreSee Less
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The enchanted framework of the Festival Pablo Casals, namely the abbey of Saint Michel de Cuxa, originates in the former abbey of Sant Andreu d’Eixalada, situated upstream and founded around 840. In the autumn of 878, a terrible flood destructed the monastery built on the river banks near hot water springs which were already known in the Antiquity, forcing the monks to flee. The community settled down in Cuxa, near an existing church devoted to Saint Germain.